Services & Costs


Use of the core IOIC facility requires the completion of a Service Request form (see bottom of page).  The information on the form will be used to reserve a time for camera use, for billing purposes, to determine the level of use, and to determine whether immune-compromised animals will be used.  Supervised use must be requested at least 3 days in advance.

Please review all information in the Animal Care in the IOIC sheet and the IOIC Procedures document prior to use.  All protocols performed at the IOIC must be approved by IACUC at OHSU without exception.  The laboratory housing the IOIC is not approved for Biosafety Level >1.  Any potential exposures to infectious or toxic agents must be conveyed to IOIC staff.  Return of animals to the vivarium after in vivo biophotonics study must be approved by the IACUC and the Veterinary staff of the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM).  Please contact the DCM for any questions regarding return of animals from barrier or quarantine housing.   It is recommended that immune compromised animals be studied as early in the day as possible.  Each user is responsible for equipment cleansing.

The hours of operation for the facility are from 9 to 5 p.m. Mondays to Friday.  The laboratory is located in room 167 in the Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory on the first floor of the Biomedical Research Building.  Access to the laboratory is secure through telephone entry.

Service Request

The service request form must be completed for all IOIC activity.  For questions, please contact Aris Xie by email (xiea@ohsu.edu) or by phone to: 503.494.4669. 

Description of Services

Use of the equipment in the IOIC can be performed on an independent basis or on a supervised basis with technical support provided.  Independent use is allowed only after completion of a training course which will be provided every 2 months.  Additional ad hoc courses will be arranged according to demand.  Supervised use includes technical assistance in system setup, image acquisition, and image analysis.  Technical assistance will not be provided for animal handling, administration of anesthesia, or injections.  Investigators must supply their own fluorescent or NIR probes, or substrates for bioluminescent imaging.

Fee Schedule
Independent IOIC Use $50/hour Training course required
Supervised Use $75/hour Technical support provided
User Training Fee $75/hour -

In vivo Optical Imaging - Request for Services

Submit form 3 days prior to services if supervised use is requested.

(please select one)
By checking this box, I confirm that my protocol has been approved by the IACUC.

By checking this box, I confirm that I have read the “IOIC Procedures” policy listed just above.

By checking this box, I confirm that I have read the “Animal Care in the IOIC” policy listed just above.

Please check all boxes that apply to your request:
If immune deficient, please explain.

If you checked infectious or biosafety hazards, please explain.